Firefighting Tactics (continued)

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a fire being sprayed with water, to take away the heat.

You can "take away" the heat by cooling the fire with water.

a fire being smothered with foam, to take away the air.

You can take away the air by smothering the fire with foam.

a fire being sprayed with carbon dioxide, to take away the air.

You can also take away the air by spraying the fire with carbon dioxide, which removes oxygen.

a fire being sprayed with a dry chemical, to starve the fire.

Spraying the fire with a dry chemical will break the chain reaction that causes a fire to spread – one way of "taking away" the fire from the fuel.

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